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Old 07-20-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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Port Aransas has MUCH better water than Galveston if you're just going for a beach vacation.
It also has MUCH better seaweed than Galveston (sometimes)



PS- look at that Galveston style water.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:46 AM
 
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I agree with tstone, go to Port Aransas. They really need the tourism dollars as people think the town is still wrecked from last years storms and aren't visiting nearly as much this year.

Corpus has some fun things to do like the State Aquarium and the Lexington, but stay on Mustang Island to get the real beach experience.
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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Port Aransas has MUCH better water than Galveston if you're just going for a beach vacation.
I second this. Not as much to do or options to eat, but the beach experience is better, bar-none.
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:22 PM
 
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The African dust storm that is sweeping along the Atlantic is keeping storms from forming as much. I would say August might be your better bet.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:33 AM
 
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As Jack and lhafer mentioned, factors against storm formation currently are dust/dry air from Saharan desert reaching all the way into the Gulf of Mexico (one of the higher amounts seen in years this season, which tends to fade towards mid August, and it's harmful to storms, you though may only notice some more colorful sunsets / hazier look to sky maybe at most) and also wind shear high (winds blowing too strong higher up for hurricanes to nicely align and strengthen or even form (they like to be perfectly straight from ocean surface to top of clouds...wind shear disrupts that).

Average peak for storms is mid-September (graph shows total # storms for all of Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico region):
Afraid of hurricanes ruining my vacation.-_atlanticbasin.jpg

Again that's just average. No one knows if we'll see any storms a few weeks out though, may be all quite, may be a few storms somewhere out there. They move slow and you have time to hear about them/prepare/make decisions though. Many places may have hurricane cancellation plans/policies & there's always trip insurance.

Keep in mind the main focus of a hurricane is usually around it's center/eye...effects are less as you get away from the eye but still far reaching (and watch that inland flooding potential for anywhere in the region near the storm though).

When you're on your trip you can always keep up with any storms, should there be any, or any potential storms as well through the US National Hurricane Center (all news/apps gets their official hurricane stats(wind speed, direction, etc) from there and then put their own graphics on). Potential areas that could develop into Tropical Storms/Hurricanes in the next five days are updated four times a day at 6 & 12am/pm MDT (7 & 1am/pm CDT, 2 & 8am/pm EDT) here: NHC 5-Day Atlantic Outlook
Should there actually be a storm updates are issued four times a day at 3 & 9am/pm MDT (4 & 10am/pm CDT, 5 & 11am/pm EDT) here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and should any Watches/Warnings be issued then they'll add updates every 3 hours.

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Old 08-06-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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I agree with tstone, go to Port Aransas. They really need the tourism dollars as people think the town is still wrecked from last years storms and aren't visiting nearly as much this year.

Corpus has some fun things to do like the State Aquarium and the Lexington, but stay on Mustang Island to get the real beach experience.

Ah Mustang Island,
Thank you
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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The African dust storm that is sweeping along the Atlantic is keeping storms from forming as much. I would say August might be your better bet.
Hopefully we'll go next week, the forecast seems promising.
Thank you.
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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Average peak for storms is mid-September (graph shows total # storms for all of Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico region):
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Very well explained and helpful information, thank you very much
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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Hopefully we'll go next week, the forecast seems promising.
Thank you.
Should be good. It's been extra quiet this year in the tropics.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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Corpus gets hit about every 30 years or as often as New York City. It's just not a high occurrence event. Your about as likely to have your vacation ruined by the water main at your hotel exploding. Only difference is you can see a hurricane coming days away.

Forecast models are pretty accurate these days for tropical storms so if you check the day before you leave there is a very very low probability of anything happening.
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